Associate professor Corey Shdaimah published an edited volume entitled Challenging Perspectives on Street-Based Sex Work with co-editors Katie Hail-Jares (Griffith University, Australia) and Chyrsanthi Leon (University of Delaware).
This innovative volume brings the voices of lower-echelon sex workers and those individuals charged with policy development and enforcement into conversation with one another. Chapters highlight some of the current approaches to sex work, such as diversion courts, trafficking task forces, law enforcement assisted diversion and decriminalization. It also examines how sex workers navigate seldom-discussed social phenomena like gentrification, pregnancy, imperialism, and being subjects of research. Through dialogue, authors reveal the complex reality of engaging in and regulating sex work in the United States and through American aid abroad. The edited volume includes a chapter by Associate Professor Shdaimah, with co-authors Associate Professor Chrysanthi Leon and Dr. Aneesa Baboolal on the documentary film "Very Young Girls," as well as a chapter by PhD student Marie Bailey-Kloch using Ipoem methods to analyze interviews of participants in Baltimore City's Specialized Diversion Program.